|Tom Ferrero is a metal artist, painter, designer and teacher. He is also a recipient of a United States FULBRIGHT grant and is a two time, 1st Place, NICHE AWARD winner as well as a 1st place winner in the International SAUL BELL DESIGN competition. He held the rank of Assistant Professor of Jewelry for 6 years at NSCAD Univeristy in Halifax, Canada and is into his second decade as the Department Head of Metalsmithing at Camp Laurel in central Maine. He is currently a part time Art Instructor at Maranacook Community High School where he teaches a variety of classes including Drawing, Painting and Darkroom Photography and is a Lecturer at the University of Maine - Augusta, teaching courses in 3D Design.|
The Saul Bell Design Award is a chance for jewelers and artists to reach for greater heights of skill, knowledge and imagination as they conceive and execute a career-defining design. The best jewelers from around the world compete to be recognized for excellence in their field.
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"Tom Ferrero has it all... artistic and creative flair, exceptional customer service skills and the ability to understand and execute what the client wants. The pieces he has designed for me have exceeded my expectations, not too mention drawn compliments from friends and strangers alike. Last month, a woman stopped me on Madison Avenue in NYC and asked if the bracelet I was wearing was a "David Yurman". I responded..No, it's a "Tom Ferrero."